Vernon Coaker MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, responding to reports of expected job losses at BAE shipyards, said
“These reports of major job losses will cause worry amongst the thousands of BAE employees who could be affected. There will be huge anxiety amongst the highly skilled workforce, their families and the communities they live in.
“This has significant consequences for the future of shipbuilding in the UK and has implications for the future defence of our country. The Defence Secretary needs to urgently clarify what the current position is, and we need full transparency from the Government and BAE Systems about where and when these jobs losses will occur.”